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the white house and take back america! >> it's almost over, folks. the major presidential candidates making one final push at polling places across the u.s. begin opening less than 24 hours from now. the "associated press" says it appears president has an edge towards the 207 electoral roads is needed to win. but these six states represent 83 electoral votes. polls suggest most battleground states are too close to call. here's susan mcginnis with a look at where they will campaign on this election eve. >>> reporter: president obama did a little dance in cincinnati where stevie wonder introduced him. also at ohio, mitt romney talked about the president's chances of winning. >> it's possible but not likely. >> reporter: the candidates have been burning up jet fuel crisscrossing the country. on sunday, president obama was in new hampshire, florida, ohio and colorado. >> i know a bunch of you already voted. >> yeah! >> but if you haven't, there's still time. >> reporter: today, he will hit more swing states, wisconsin, iowa and ohio before heading home to chicago for election day. >> after al
the steep ravine. foul play is not suspected but the death is under investigation. >>> one of america's biggest cities is facing a serious safety problem. a shortage of police officers facing lower wages and benefits. more officers in san jose are now resigning. there are now less than 1,000 officers in the department available for full duty and just 583 officers are patrolling the streets in the steve in a city of 1 million people. >> you will be robbing peter to pay paul moving officers around. >> chuck reed says 44 men and women are going through the academy right now. those officers should be ready to hit the streets next june >>> and closing arguments are scheduled in martinez this morning in the case of a man who killed his ex-girlfriend and another man at the richmond/san rafael bridge toll plaza. this is the penalty phase in the trial of nathan burris who was convicted of the 2009 murders last week. he could potentially face the death penalty. >>> two women home alone in marin county managed to fight off an armed prowler. officers say the suspect may have stab wounds in his c
corporation of america. >>> the death toll is escalating in the gaza strip as israel retaliates after months of rocket attacks from gaza. in gaza, 91 palestinians including 50 civilians have been killed since last week and in israel three civilians have been killed by rockets launched by hamas. cbs reporter susan mcginnis has more on the attacks and efforts to encourage a cease-fire. >>> reporter: bombs shook gaza city awake monday morning. the israeli air force targeted another 80 sites during overnight and morning bombing. the military says it targeted weapons storage facilities and police stations. hamas says israel is killing civilians. this sixth day of air strike follows an israeli offense on sunday leading to the deadliest day of attacks yesterday. at least 29 palestinians were killed including four children when a bomb hit this apartment building. israeli officials say hamas is using civilian buildings as cover to launch rockets across the border. in tel aviv, people on the street ran for cover when sirens signaled an approaching rocket. israel's iron dome defense system has intercep
is hamas' parent organization but egypt also has close ties to america and relies heavily on u.s. aid. susan mcginnis, cbs news, washington. >>> and some journalists have been incredibly close to the action. this is what cbs reporter charlie d'agata saw from his gaza city hotel room this morning as israeli military launched dozens of air strikes. he tweeted huge explosions in gaza, blew out the window of my room. we're all okay. it's getting very close. >>> the man who shot and killed two people at the richmond bridge found he wants the jury wants him to die. nathan burris murdered his girlfriend and her friend on the toll plaza. yesterday he turned to them in court, and yelled, i blew your brother's brains out, nothing you can do about it, and then he laughed. >> i can never forgive him. i hate him. i'm glad they gave him the death penalty. >> we were weighing the lives two of priceless people, deborah ross and ersie everette, versus the life of a guy who had proven to us through his testimony, his actions in the court, to be worthless. >> another juror said death was too good for hi
america today and protects the wealthiest americans. >> reporter: the president and congressional leaders have no talks scheduled for this week. susan mcginnis, cbs 5, washington. >>> president obama will continue his push for public support this week. he is set to meet with big business leaders and then on friday will hit the road traveling to pennsylvania. >>> the u.s. ambassador to the united nations is back on capitol hill today to meet with more lawmakers. susan rice is trying to explain comments she made shortly after the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. yesterday she met with three of her strongest critics in the senate including arizona republican john mccain. rice initially said the attack had grown out of a spontaneous protest. now she says those were the talking points that u.s. intelligence had given her. >> we're going to get to the bottom of this. we have to have a system we can trust. and if you don't know what happened, just say you don't know what happened. >> mccain said he is still troubled about what rice said and what she did not say. rice would need s
, there are -- 4:37, now, there are just five weeks until america goes over the fiscal cliff. susan mcginnis is in washington with what republicans and democrats now say they are willing to do to reach a deal. >> reporter: president obama and congress begin negotiations this week to avoid are the coming fiscal cliff, about $6 billion in tax hikes and spending cuts that will kick in. both sides say they're looking for ways to compromise. >> that's what it's about, if regan and o'neill can do it, obama should be able to do it. >> reporter: but republicans have consistently voted against any deal that raises tax revenue. >> the key is whether or not the republicans will move away from the id logically rigid tradition which was the grove pledge that they will not go for additional revenue. >> reporter: for the first time the antitax pledge seems to be negotiable. >> when you're $16 trillion in debt, the only pledge we should be making to each other is to avoid the coming grief and republicans should put revenue on the table. >> reporter: but new revenue doesn't necessarily mean new taxes.
plan, a better budget, a better healthcare plan. >> i actually have a plan for getting america back and for strengthening our foundation and my plan creates some 12 million jobs. >> like mr. obama, republican challenger mitt romney will have a full slate of campaign events today. yesterday he was in florida, today he will stump for votes in virginia. >>> nurses plan another 24-hour strike today at several bay area hospitals. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran is in the newsroom to explain what's behind it. good morning, cate. >> reporter: good morning, michelle. the issue is the same as the past three strikes reduction in patient care and disputes over contract negotiations. nurses say they will be out picketing as early as 7 a.m. and rallies will start at 11 a.m. this strike will involve 3200 nurses and several hundred respiratory, x-ray and other technicians. it will affect 7 bay area sutter healthcare hospitals. yesterday, nurses spent time prepping for their signs for today. these nurses have been in contract negotiations for the past 18 months. they say hospital management repeatedly
, colorado. >> we have also been inspired these past few days because when disaster strikes, we see america at its best. the petty differences that consume us in normal times, they all seem to melt away. >> mitt romney also spoke about victims of the disaster at a campaign rally in virginia. >> i hope you'll keep them in your thoughts and prayers and if you have a few extra dollars, send them along to the american red cross or to the salvation army or to other relief organizations, it can make a difference in the lives of our fellow citizens. >> reporter: this morning the final jobs report before next week's election will be released. it's expected to come out in less than an hour. today's report will be from october. the september report showed unemployment dropped to 7.8%. that was the first dip below 8 since before the president took office. the last incumbent president to run for re-election with an october figure that high was gerald ford when he lost to jimmy carter in 1976. live in the newsroom, cate caugiran, cbs 5. >> thank you. >>> 4:40 now. the arizona nonprofit behind an $11 mil
of america! [ applause and cheers ] >> temperatures expected to be cooler around the area. 60s and 70s. rain coming soon. >> you can fog in the traffic cameras this morning including across the golden gate bridge where it appears to be one of the thickest. you can see some headlights making their way into san francisco. delay-free across the bay bridge and san mateo bridge. full "timesaver traffic" coming up in a few minutes. >>> california voters are sending democrat dianne feinstein back to capitol hill for her fourth term in the u.s. senate. the 79-year-old handily defeated republican elizabeth emken of danville. emken struggled to gain name recognition. she got little help from the republican party which preferred to spend its money in states where its chances were better. >>> the democrats are regaining control of ted kennedy's old u.s. senate seat. massachusetts voters elected harvard professor elizabeth warren. she beat republican incumbent scott brown who has served since winning a special election following kennedy's death. >>> checking races for the united states congress, democrat
and kelley is connected to another general as well america's top commander in afghanistan general john allen. the pentagon look is at more than 20,000 documents and e- mails between allen and kelley which some have labeled inappropriate and flirtatious. >> no one should leap to any conclusions. >> reporter: general allen's nomination to be the next leader of u.s. forces european command and nato's supreme allied commander is in doubt. >> his nomination has been put on hold as a prudent measure until we determine what the facts are. >> reporter: the white house says president obama still trusts general allen. >> he has faith in general allen, believes he is doing and has done an excellent job. >> reporter: general joseph dunford will replace general allen in afghanistan as soon as he is confirmed. susan mcginnis, cbs news, washington. >> general dunford was named as allen's replacement before news of the scandal came to light. >>> another u.s. general is in hot water. general william kip ward is accused of lavish travel and unauthorized expenses. he has been retired and will retire as 3 stars
workplaces is now banned in 30 of america's 50 largest cities. researchers say the bans reduce secondhand smoke, lowering heart attacks and other tobacco- related illnesses in nonsmokers. >>> well, a 4-year-old is making some news this morning. he is from yuba city and could have bought a lot of toys with his birthday money but instead donated it. cool little kill. 4-year-old sore ren curry gave nearly $400 to the firefighters burn institute. he got a certificate and a ride on a fire truck and got to eat lunch with the sacramento firefighters. >> two years ago i was burned in a house explosion. especially that myself and my friends went through to see a young man who is four years old to do that, i mean, it was huge. >> look at you go! >> got a little tour huh? firefighter burn institute is the sacramento nonprofit that provides treatment and recovery for burn victims. he will never forget that day. he will probably be a firefighter now. >> who knows! but that's great of him. >> very cool. >>> 4:57. trouble for the famed slurpee. why some bay area neighbors are mounting a fight against a
only at two san jose hospitals run by hospital corporation of america. replacement nurses have been hired for five days. it will be the second nurses strike in the bay area this month. key issues include staffing levels and sick leave. >>> 4:31 now. a priest at a san jose catholic school has resigned after defending a registered sex offender's presence on their campus. mark gurries was volunteering last month when someone recognized him. but gurries produced a letter from the san jose diocese saying he could be there. and that claim was defended by the parish priest. but it turns out the letter wasn't written or signed by the proper church officials and gurries was escorted off campus. now, the bishop in charge of the diocese has apologized and tells parishioners it will not happen again. >>> a search continues in san jose for a suspect police say was involved in a crime spree that included a fatal shooting. it began on friday night with four armed robberies. one of the suspects appears in that surveillance video you were watching. the crimes also included a carjacking that left a y
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